Saturday, May 23, 2015

Same-sex marriage: Ireland has voted yes in 'social revolution'

Ireland has voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage after a referendum with one of highest turnouts in its history at more than 60 per cent.

The country is the first to legalise same-sex marriage by a popular vote. Those in favour outnumbered those against by around two to one.

Ireland's minister for health, Leo Varadkar, told the broadcaster RTE that it had been "almost like a social revolution". Keep reading

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